Iran Court Bans Ahmadinejad's Newspaper from Publishing  

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    TEMPO.CO, Tehran - A court in Iran imposed a six-month publishing ban on a state-owned newspaper for allegedly false reporting.

    Mehr, a semi-official news agency reported on Sunday that IRAN, a media running under the administration of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad--seen to express his views, has been suspended. The semi-official Fars news agency also reported the ban. The agencies, however, did not say which report triggered the ban.

    Calls to IRAN were not returned.

    Conservative hard-liners who control many of Iran's state institutions have been hammering Ahmadinejad and his allies ahead of the June election, which will determine the president's successor.

     Ahmadinejad had a fell out with the conservatives in 2011 after he challenged the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.